Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Ctenophora > Class Tentaculata > Subclass Cyclocoela > Order Lobata > Family Bolinopsidae > Genus Mnemiopsis

Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MnemiopsisL. Agassiz, 1860accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: Amerikansk ribbegople; dræbergople sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: Amerikaanse langlob-ribkwal; Amerikaanse ribkwal; Leidy's ribkwal
 English: American comb jelly; sea walnut; warty comb jelly sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 Finnish: amerikankampamaneetti
 French: cténophore américain
 German: Meereswallnuss sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Italian: noce di mare
 Swedish: amerikansk kammanet


basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Ctenophora, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 122-123

additional source

Moss, A. G. 2009. Ctenophora of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 403–411 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

additional source

Savini, D.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A. (2006). Consumption rates and prey preference of the invasive gastropod Rapana venosa in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Helgol. Mar. Res. 60(2): 153-159.

additional source

UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms





External Links

Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Ctenophora Collection
Global invasive species database - Mnemiopsis leidyi
European Network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS) - Mnemiopsis leidyi
Biodiversity Heritage Library (82 publications)
GenBank (46017 nucleotides; 229 proteins)


Mills, C. (2014). Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:106401




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